A Great iPad Desktop for You

Steve shot this sunset photo a couple of days ago using his old iPhone X. The weather had stormed all day until just before sunset. We were both surprised at this unexpected beauty. I am using it as my iPad desktop photo. Feel free to download it and use it as your tablet desktop photo. Sunset over the Pacific Ocean… Continue reading

Moving Back in Time – Waaay Back!

We chose to retire to this area of the country (the Pacific Northwest) for several reasons. Among them are: The natural beauty of the area is stunning!We love living on the Pacific Coast because we love cooler weather: mist, fog, the marine layer, storms coming in off of the ocean1 .We felt like we were stepping back in time every… Continue reading

A Quick Visit to the Bay Area

Last Thursday I had barely landed at SFO when I was once again reminded of some of the many reasons I love this little spot on earth, which I fondly refer to as the birthplace of my soul. The air was brisk–with even something of a bite in it. The humidity felt perfect to me. The “always on” breeze from… Continue reading

French Bay, New Zealand, Panorama

s you can easily see from the Google Map, the French Bay, New Zealand, (in Akaroa) was once a volcano. The south side collapsed, letting in the South Pacific Ocean which formed the French Bay. The area has little development and is beautiful. Our lodge in this tiny community was an historic building that sat very close to the bay… Continue reading

NZ’s Southern Alps Helicopter Adventure

On day 13 of our New Zealand explorations, we took a 40 minute helicopter tour from the tiny town of Franz Josef Glacier, population 100 (out of season residents) – 300 (tourist season residents). We were in town during their off season—lots of locals who all knew each other, and a handful of young tourists, then: us. The little town… Continue reading

West Peak, Mount Tamalpais: Mother Nature’s Drama

A week ago today I was hunkered down on the west peak of Mount Tamalpais. I felt as though I were on top of the world because the wind was blasting dense fog straight toward me, just barely over my head. I could reach up and almost touch this ceiling of fog. Coming from the Pacific Ocean, the rapidly moving… Continue reading

West Peak Mount Tamalpais (Pano)

Here is the first of two panos I’ll post from my trip this week up to west peak  Mount Tamalpais. The clouds had all but cleared, and you can see for miles! It was gorgeous! Be sure to also check out my other posts about this half day adventure up the mountain: West Peak, Mount Tamalpais: Somehow I Just Knew…… Continue reading